Community Innovation Grant
|Program:||Community Innovation Grant|
|Eligibility:||There are a few minimum requirements that organizations must meet in order to be eligible for a Community Innovation Grant:
1. Grants must be used for a charitable purpose.
2. Only organizations, not individuals, are eligible for the Community Innovation Grants. These organizations must be 501(c)(3) public charities or government entities (including schools). Groups of organizations (such as coalitions or collaboratives) are eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant.
3. The Bush Foundation accepts Community Innovation Grant applications from fiscal sponsors. The fiscal sponsor organization must be the applicant organization and submit the grant application. Upon approval, the fiscal sponsor organization would become the grantee and receive the requested grant funds. The Bush Foundation fiscal sponsorship overview provides additional information about applications from fiscal sponsors.
4. Grants must be used for projects located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.
We've Heard From Organizations Throughout The Region That Today’s Changing Community Needs And Complex Challenges Require New Thinking And New Approaches. However, The Day-to-day Pressures Of Work - Operationally And Financially - Make It Hard To Step Back And Engage The Community To Think Bigger And Think Differently To Create New Solutions To Community Problems. These Grants Are Designed For Organizations To Do Just That - To Lead The Process Of Creating A Community Innovation.
Want To Engage Your Community To Solve A Problem?
Want To Use The Current Strengths And Resources In Your Community As A Starting Point In Your Problem-solving?
Want To Work Collaboratively With Other Groups And Organizations To Create Solutions That Are Better Than What Any One Of You Could Achieve Alone?
These Grants Are Definitely For You.
Community Innovation Grants Support Communities To Use Problem-solving Processes That Lead To More Effective, Equitable And Sustainable Solutions. Think Of It As Civic R&D, Allowing Communities To Develop And Test New Solutions To Community Challenges.
|For questions and more information about the Community Innovation Grants program please contact us at 651-379-2266 or CommunityInnovation@bushfoundation.org.|